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Asthma News

  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List

    SATURDAY, Aug. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If your child has asthma or allergies, make sure his or her teacher, principal and school nurse know about it as part of your back-to-school planning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recommends. “More than 10 million kids under age 18 have asthma, and one in [...]

  • Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

    FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a [...]

  • How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous. “Summer is the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy being outside,” said allergist Dr. James Sublett, president of [...]

  • Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds. “We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study further supports the need to manage [chronic disorders] to improve patient lives,” said [...]

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes with parents who smoke, those parents don’t have smoke-free rules in place for their kids, a new study finds. Having a smoke-free home — where all smoking is done outside — shields children from exposure to secondhand smoke and also cuts [...]